FVCC is proud to offer students a variety of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can be based on merit, financial need or other criteria.
Students are encouraged to apply annually for all scholarships for which they qualify.
FVCC is grateful to the many community donors who support scholarships for our students. Visit the FVCC Foundation to learn more about philanthropy at FVCC and how to support scholarships.
Institutional (FVCC) Scholarships
FVCC institutional scholarships are now available to view and apply for directly online. By completing the institutional scholarship application, you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.
New students must have applied for admissions to the college before applying for institutional scholarships.
Please make sure you have completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the academic year for which you are submitting your scholarship application if you would like to be considered for need-based scholarships.
The priority deadline for institutional scholarships is February 15th for the following academic year. For example, if you are applying for admission and scholarships in Fall 2023, you would apply by February 15, 2023 to meet the priority deadline.
Many scholarships are offered by various community groups to support students who wish to attend college. To learn more about this funding, contact the financial aid office or watch campus communications for more information as these opportunities present themselves.
FVCC Academic Scholarship
If you are degree-seeking, have earned 30 credits at FVCC, and have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, then you may qualify for the FVCC Academic Scholarship. This scholarship will waive your in-district tuition for two semesters and must be used within two years of establishing eligibility.
FVCC Eagle Scholarship
Beginning December 10, Flathead Valley Community College invites eligible students to apply for the FVCC Eagle Scholarship for the following academic year.
To be eligible to apply for the FVCC Eagle Scholarship, students must have applied as a new incoming, degree-seeking student for the upcoming fall semester. Running Start students can be eligible if they have earned college credits and will now be a degree-seeking student in the upcoming fall semester.
Students will be awarded based on their most recent cumulative GPA (either high school or college for transfer students), HiSET or GED Scores.
Scholarships are based on the following:
|Award Amount||Cumulative High School or College GPA||HiSET Diploma Test Scores||GED Test Scores|
|$1,000||3.5 - 4.0||90 - 100||744 - 800|
|$750||3.0 - 3.49||80 - 89||688 - 743|
|$500||2.5 - 2.99||70 - 79||632 - 687|
Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are expended.
Students are required to enroll in at least 6 credits the semesters they are receiving the Eagle Scholarship. The Eagle Scholarship may be renewed for the following year provided students maintain the appropriate cumulative GPA.
Gianforte Trade and Technology Scholarships
Over 200 scholarships are available statewide for Montana residents enrolled in a minimum of six credits in an approved trade or technology program. The fall deadline is September 15; the spring deadline is February 15. To apply, visit AwardMontana.mus.edu or click here for more details.
Jarecki Foundation Loan Repayment
Financial aid assistance is available for students who satisfactorily complete a Vocational Certificate Program or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC).
The student may apply to the Jarecki Foundation to repay a student’s Federal Stafford or Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan upon the student’s satisfactory completion of the coursework, and submission of an Application for Graduation to the Admissions and Records Office. One award will be made annually for up to $5000 worth of repayment of loans not to exceed tuition and fees for Flathead and Lincoln County Residents. Applications are available in the financial aid office and the application deadline is July 15, 2022.
2 + 2 Honor Scholarship
The 2+2 Honor Scholarship must be used at one of the 4 year campuses in the Montana University System. This is a tuition waiver that will waive your tuition at one of these campuses for the next two years.
A student is eligible to be considered for a 2 Plus 2 Honor Scholarship provided the student:
- Has earned an associate's degree with a minimum of 3.4 cumulative GPA;
- Has been enrolled and in attendence at an eligible campus for a minimum of two semesters prior to graduating;
- Has been accepted by an eligible 4-year Montana University System campus;
- Begins utilizing the scholarship in Fall 2022
- Is a Montana resident.
- Apply to and be accepted by one of the eligible campuses
- Fill out the FAFSA to demonstrate Financial Need in case of a tie
- Obtain an application online at https://awardmontana.mus.edu/ or by visiting the Financial Aid Office of any eligible campus
- Request your final transcript, reflecting cumulative GPA, as early as possible, this must be included with your application;
Application deadline is June 30, 2022.
STEM Experience and National Science Foundation Scholarship
Incoming and current Flathead Valley Community College students who have an interest in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career paths are encouraged to apply for a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) scholarship. Scholars will join their peers in a STEM community that is designed to help guide students through a core set of classes and successfully move toward graduation and transfer. Scholars are awarded need-based scholarships up to $10,000 per year.
Qualifications to Apply
- Interest in exploring STEM programs and plan to transfer after FVCC
- Enrolled as a full or part-time degree-seeking student
- Meet financial qualifications for the scholarship portion of STEM Experience
- Be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States*, aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence**.
*As defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
**Please note that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individuals are ineligible for support from this solicitation unless they meet the requirements listed in the first sentence of this bullet by the time of application.